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Poker ride supports prostate cancer research

The Westcoast Motorcycle Ride to Live will roar through communities across Victoria in the annual poker ride to raise funds to support prostate cancer research and education in our community.

Over the last four years the event organized by volunteers in partnership with The Prostate Centre, has raised more than $357,000. This year’s goal is to have 500 riders raise $85,000.

The Westcoast Motorcycle Ride to Live on Sunday (June 1) starts with breakfast at Fountain Tire in Langford at 7:30 a.m. and ends with lunch and closing ceremonies at Mary Winspear Centre in Sidney at 1 p.m.

The event promises to bring to light that 1-in-7 men are diagnosed with prostate cancer, making it the No. 1 cancer threat to the lives and health of the men.

“Most men don’t want to talk about prostate cancer even though the statistics about the disease are startling,” said Kevin Worth, event chair. “That’s one of the many reasons why we have the ride, to raise the profile of prostate cancer and to ensure the men in our community have the support services they need but also help fund local researchers find a cure for this disease that is affecting far too many of us.”

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